Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Escape rooms have become really popular in the past few years. They seem to have been installed in every vacant building in tourist towns all over the country. As somebody with a fear of enclosed spaces and of being trapped, they do not appeal to me, despite my love of puzzles and themed attractions. The only way that I would agree to participate in an escape room would be if there were some kind of dog-centric one, filled with pug puppies. Although, on second thought, I don’t think I would want to escape from that.

The pandemic empowered me to realize I’m nonbinary

I feel like I’m meeting myself for the first time

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It’s difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted

I used to feel like I was losing money if I wasn’t working. Financial planning helped me find balance.

Money anxiety used to paralyze me with guilt and worry